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USB C and USB 3.1 are Changing the Game

- If you are purchasing a new computer, smartphone or tablet in the next few years, then there is a good chance that it will have the new USB C port that supports USB 3.1 technology. The challenge you may face with this new device is figuring out how to connect it to all of your existing devices. C2G will offer products that will connect a new laptop or desktop with a USB C port to most of your existing devices. For example, if you purchased the new Chromebook Pixel and want to connect to your ex…

Say What? USB 3.1 and USB Type C Are Completely Different!?

- Wait, what? USB 3.1 and USB Type C are two totally different things? I thought USB Type C was synonymous with USB 3.1. It’s not. APPARENTLY, even though these are being introduced at the exact same time, they are two completely different things. Here is the difference: USB Type C is a new CONNECTOR, not a technology update. This means that any of the existing USB signals such as USB 1.1, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, or USB 3.1 could be sent over a cable with a Type C connector. Indeed, you will start seei…

LIVE From CES! Wireless Power and More.

- This article was written by Jennifer Crontinger, C2G Product Manager, while she waited at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas for her flight home from CES. Imagine this... Living in a world where our “fitness watch” will tell us we have burned a certain number of calories through exercise, then alert us that it’s time for a snack to replenish. It will be able to pull up a list of available snacks in the refrigerator that are in that calorie range. Once that item is consumed, the refrigerator will al…

What Does USB 3.1 and the USB C Connector Mean For Video Ports?

- With the recent exciting news released by the USB organization about the future of USB, there leaves a lot of questions to be answered. How will this change mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc)? What will laptops/netbooks and Chromebooks look like in a year? What does this mean for existing video ports? The great news is that the new proposed specifications will really change the landscape for USB and jump it forward in a great way. However, as always with new jumps in technology there is…

What Does USB 3.1 and the USB C Connector Mean for Laptops?

- Technology is constantly changing, but it is very rare for a new technology to come along that will completely change the current landscape. The USB 3.1 standard and the USB Type C connector will do just that for laptops. The USB 3.1 standard is the latest USB specification and brings with it many new advances, including increased charging capacity, support for audio/video, and an increased data transfer rate. The C connector is the newest USB connector, and it be introduced in the coming mont…

Understanding USB 3.1 and USB C

- In 1996, the designers of the original USB standard, USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), had planned to simplify desktop connectivity by creating a single connection that would standardize how all devices are connected to a computer. Their plan included replacing many standard ports of the day, which included DB9 (Serial), DB25 (Parallel), PS/2 (keyboard and mouse), and others. The original USB 1.0 standard, which featured low-bandwidth (up to 1.5Mbit/s) and full-bandwidth (Up to 12Mbit/s) data rat…

A Revolution In C

- Previously I’ve written about the introduction of a new USB connector. New USB 3.1 standards, released in July 2013 and not included in any products on the market yet, hinted at this upcoming change. The actual specification for the new connector (released about a week ago as I write this) is related to both that USB 3.1 standard and the new USB Power Delivery standard, which was released as an element of 3.1 (we’ll be talking a lot more about these standards and what they might mean in upcomin…


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